Monday, August 29, 2005

TANS Crash

Trans Amazon Highway: BNAmericas reports that ProInversión “is investigating a claim that a member of the consortium that won the concession to build stretches of the Interoceánica highway may have a civil case pending with the state. NOTE: “When Brazilian company Construtora Norberto Odebrecht (CNO) presented technical documents to be considered for the concession, it was required to include a sworn statement indicating it had no outstanding lawsuits pending with the state, newspaper Gestión reported.” ALSO: “The Corredor Vial Interoceánico Sur will involve a highway to traverse the continent, linking Peru's Pacific coast with Brazil's Atlantic coast.” See Also: ‘Trans Amazon Highway’ in August 19’s Peruvia.

Lourdes Still #1: Angus Reid Consultants reviewed the latest Datum International poll and concluded that Lourdes Flores Nano is “still the early frontrunner in Peru’s presidential ballot … 26% of respondents would vote for the Popular Christian Party (PPC) member in next year’s election. Former president Alan García of the American Revolutionary People’s Alliance (APRA) is second with 20%, followed by former head of state Valentín Paniagua of Popular Action (AP) with 19%. See Also: ‘Lourdes #1, Alan #2’ in August 24’s Peruvia.

PPK’s Challenge: Oxford Analytica reports that while “Kuczynski will give priority to citizen security and move ahead with privatisations despite the short period left in this administration” the new Prime Minister is “unlikely to pursue its agenda.”

Comrade Artemio Reappears, cont.: The Guardian and the Washington Post includes a summary of yesterday’s Reuters’ story on ‘Comrade Artemio.’ See Also: ‘Comrade Artemio Reappears’ in yesterday’s Peruvia.

Peruvian Injured in Haiti, cont.: The New York Times reports on Page A1 above the fold that “on Aug. 24, a Peruvian soldier stationed on the edge of Cité Soleil was shot by a sniper, according to a spokesman for the United Nations force.” It doesn’t mention anything else and it appears added onto the original story. See Also: ‘Peruvian Injured in Haiti’ in August 25’s Peruvia.

Trading with MidEast, cont.: Port2Port reports on the Israeli trade delegation in Peru led David Arzi of Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute (IEICI). Their goal was to generate deals totaling $5 million over the next 2-3 years. “Arzi noted that the forthcoming trade deals will be in joint agricultural ventures, agricultural equipment, greenhouses and irrigation systems. … In a statement issued by the IEICI Arzi said that 29 Israeli companies began operating in Peru last year, and that 165 were operating there now, 21% more than in 2003. See Also: ‘Trading with MidEast’ in August 22’s Peruvia

Tsunami Reached Peru, cont.: The Associated Press (in New York Newsday) reviewed the study that suggested last year’s tsunami reached Peru. “The first tsunami wave arriving at the Cocos Islands peaked at about 12 inches, the team said. By contrast, waves arriving at Callao and Halifax topped 20 inches.” See Also: ‘Tsunami Reached Peru’ in August 24’s Peruvia.

Peru Grows with Lat Am: Pakistan’s Dawn reviews the economic growth in Latin America and says that “the rise in non -fuel commodity prices has favoured exporters of metals and agricultural products such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru.” NOTE: “Since 2004, a number of countries—including significantly Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay—have all experienced ratings upgrades.”


Macro/Micro Econ:


OTHER: Ireland Online reviews a “trekking party in Peru, including four blind people, is this week aiming to raise over €150,000 to help train more guide dogs.”


Sunday, August 28, 2005

TANS and Airline Industry: Reuters (Robin Emmott) inserts the TANS crash into a broader piece on the airline industry. "The gruesome TANS jet crash that killed 39 people in Peru's jungle last week has underscored the dangers of air travel in a country where hundreds of people already die every year in road accidents, overshadowing the country's hopes to boost tourism." CITED: Carlos Palacín, (Peru's Association of Domestic Airlines and head of carrier Aerocondor, which operates two aircraft in Peru); John Elliot, president of Peru's Civil Aviation Association. NOTE: TANS, founded in the 1960s by the air force to help serve jungle communities, has around $15 million in debt, according to industry estimates. ALSO: Peru's five operators -- LAN, StarPeru, Aerocondor, TANS and El Salvador's TACA -- are struggling with record fuel prices that account for half their overheads." NOTE: "At least seven commercial planes have crashed in Peru in the past five years, killing more than 90 people, according to the InterAmerican Commission of Aviation Lawyers."NOTE: "Only four of the 52 airports in Peru have the technology to operate after dark and most are little more than airstrips built decades ago. Only Lima has a radar." ALSO: "None of the five airlines operating Peru's domestic routes make any money and only Chile's LAN Airlines has cash to invest because of the success of its international routes, according to Peru's Association of Domestic Airlines."NOTE: "Peru does have new airlines vying to take advantage of rising tourist flows, including Spanish travel group Marsans, which plans to start running Aerolineas del Peru this year. Brazil's OceanAir says it will soon begin running domestic flights in Peru via its Wayra Peru unit." See Also: 'Peru's Skies Crowded Again' in January 3's Flight International.

Other TANS Stories:

Comrade Artemio Reappears: Reuters reports on today’s interview in La Republica with ‘Comrade Artemio,’ "the man who said he was the top leader of Peru's Shining Path rebels outside of prison ... and announced the resumption of armed actions by the communist organization, which is on Washington's list of terror groups." The newspaper said it was "an exclusive interview in the Peruvian jungle last week," and included a photograph of "Comrade Artemio" in a black ski mask and black T-shirt. SEE ALSO: ‘Sendero Suggests Strikes’ in April 30, 2004’s Peruvia.

Toledo At 10%: Angus Reid Conultants reviews the latest Datum International poll and concludes that "Alejandro Toledo maintains a low level of public support in Peru." NOTE: Only 10% of respondents approve of the president’s performance, down two points since June. SEE ALSO: The most recent University of Lima poll and 'Toledo's Numbers Dismally Up' in August 23's Peruvia.

Discovering Tiwanaku, cont.: The Cleveland Plain Dealer reviews Charles Mann’s 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus. For extended information, see ‘Discovering Tiwanaku’ in Friday’s Peruvia.

No Llamas For India: Kashmir Live (Majid Jahangir) reports that "India’s Central Government has shot down a proposal of the state government to import two breeds of camelia family. The J- K Government was planning to introduce the two animals — Lhama and Alpaca — from South America, to meet the increasing demand of meat and wool in the state. The state government had recently written to the Central Ministry of Agriculture for allowing them to import ten animals each of Lhama and Alpaca to study their adaptability and productivity in this region." CITED: Dr. Mohammed Deen, Secretary of Animal and Sheep Husbandry.

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